The Reference desk is located on the main floor of the library. The desk is staffed by student assistants most hours that the library is open. Reference librarians and staff are available at the desk the following hours during fall and spring semesters:
- Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reference librarians and staff are "on call" for research assistance the following hours during summer sessions:
- Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Student assistants help library users from the reference desk during all hours the library is open. They can help with basic online searches, can do quick lookups, and can give other basic information about the library and university.
During interims , there are fewer reference librarians and staff scheduled to work. Generally a librarian or staff member will be on call for research help during hours when they are not scheduled at the desk.
The voice phone number for the Reference desk is (319) 273-2838. The text number is (319) 250-4100.
Other services: During the fall and spring semesters media consultants are available at the desk to assist with video and multimedia projects.